Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life

The Wombats - Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #496 / 598
User Score
Based on 79 ratings
2018 Ratings: #486
February 9, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Kobalt / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
Suggest a Genre
Abuse of this feature may prevent future contributions from your account.
Your Review



In the end, you come out feeling a little strange. It's a sad album really, but it's played so triumphantly ... Many of us have dealt with heartache, but it's never been this pleasant before.


Never letting life remove the escapist joy from their sound, The Wombats’ genius is in knowing exactly what they’re best at.


It's as if there is a more aesthetically cohesive, early-'90s psych-pop album hidden inside Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life that the band didn't quite unearth.


There’s nothing groundbreaking here, but little to be ashamed of either. With their streaming numbers on a healthy incline and the venue sizes increasing with each tour, ‘Beautiful People…’ proves that there’s still life in these marsupials yet.

The Skinny

Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life is the sound of a band maturing and evolving, having come a long way from their first meeting in Liverpool. Now that they're 15 years and four albums in they know what works, and still have an ear for a catchy melody.


The Wombats have developed a tendency of offering up plenty of album fillers over the years and Beautiful People… is no different.

Spectrum Culture

It’s a Spotify party playlist music for people who like to rock out alone between depression naps.

Feb 9, 2018
While I wouldn’t exactly consider this effort to be cohesive, most of the songs when isolated are tasty little nuggets. I especially enjoyed the song, “Lethal Combination” which is a different sort of thing.

All in all, it’s not their best work but there’s enough here to enjoy before they grace us with another gem.
Sep 22, 2018
Sep 3, 2018
Top 5 Tracks
- Cheetah Tongue
- Lemon to a Knife Fight
- I Only Wear Black
- Lethal Combination
- Black Flamingo
May 22, 2018
It's Decent
Mar 29, 2018*
Despite the bad album cover, the content is pretty good. Despite sticking to the same song layout/formula for most of the songs on the record its got relatable lyrics and danceable instrumentals. An album aimed at the youth of today it makes it a solid effort from The Wombats.

1. Cheetah Tongue - 9.0
2. Lemon To A Knife Fight - 9.0
3. Turn - 7.0
4. Black Flamingo - 8.0
5. White Eyes - 8.5
6. Lethal Combination - 7.5
7. Out Of My Head - 6.0
8. I Only Wear Black - 4.0
9. Ice Cream - 7.0
10. Dip ... read more
Purchasing Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?

Track List

  1. Cheetah Tongue
  2. Lemon to a Knife Fight
  3. Turn
  4. Black Flamingo
  5. White Eyes
  6. Lethal Combination
  7. Out of My Head
  8. I Only Wear Black
  9. Ice Cream
  10. Dip You in Honey
  11. I Don't Know Why I Like You but I Do
Contributions By
Edgeworth, thisisabtlgrnd, patton

Added on: November 7, 2017